Homewood Health, McMaster’s Employee and Family Assistance Provider, (EFAP) is pleased to release the December 2019 edition of the Life Lines newsletter, “Supporting Those in Recovery During the Holidays”.
It’s the time of year where invitations to gather with family, friends and co-workers are often plentiful. Seasonal celebrations and holidays can be wonderful times for people to come together. Families, workplaces and community organizations often host events that can be fun to attend, but they can also be sources of stress for many people. For someone in recovery, the memories and celebrations attached to the season can be particularly challenging as they often include tempting environments and social scenarios that may create conditions that increase the risk of relapse.
In this edition, Homewood Health offers advice on supporting those in recovery during this time and making them feel safe, secure and well connected to family and people within their communities.
More information and resources on stress management and work-life balance visit our our HR website.